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incoherent. american defenses were low and there was aimed the demobilization after world war ii. so it really took the korean war to create all the policies that we now see that is the permanent standing army, the huge defense budgets, the perception of the block and the idea that any communist victory anywhere is somehow a threat to american national security. all of that came about because of the curry in war and also because of the korean war there was a collision between government and defense industry. and so, the start of birth of the military-industrial complex that eisenhower leader warned the nation against in the military industrial 1861. for china the effect of the korean war was also a profound because the laws during the korean war we must remember that first china fought the world's greatest superpower to a standstill and that created a huge prestige for mao of the end of the century of humiliation in a sense. but there was also during the korean war then you start to see the campaigns that become very familiar later on in the great move forward and the cultural revolu
or whatever? . . it and three defense. you can almost sell it to america today as a package. [laughter] so, essentially they tend to believe that if you keep appeasing americans they will make more demands and we should remember in the modern mage that we appeal constantly to munich. if you appease people they will make greater demands grade you need to be firm from the very start. what is remarkable is the extent to which the british had tried to appease americans in their early stages. one of the victims of the so-called boston massacre where british troops -- boston one of the victims was irish and even as he was dying he said actually they were really restrained compared to how they would have behaved at arlington. [laughter] >> ladies and gentlemen -- [applause] >> up next on both tvs "after words" with guest host scott snyder director of the program in u.s.-korea policy. this week author sheila jager miyoshi in their latest book sub sub -- "brother at war" the unbending conflict in korea. the historian provides a complete overview the korean conflict on the occupation by japan during
that taiwan and south korea are not part of our defense perimeter. at it really complicated but a lot of events that might have prevented it, but i think the line itself set the course for a south korea or south -- yeah, south korea and north korea. i don't think at the end of the second world war and with the emerging cold war in europe, the soviets and the americans could have come together and created a unified korea at that point. >> host: you really set the stage for competing occupation. and so the fluidity of that period is interesting and actually you talked a little bit about the challenges of the respective occupations and efforts to work with local leaders. i wonder if you could say something comparing the occupation of -- soviet occupation and the u.s. occupation on the peninsula. >> guest: well, the soviet union actually had a lot easier time occupying the northern half because they had a reservoir of koreans who could speak -- i'm sorry -- of soviets who could speak korean. the soviet koreans, that's long and fascinating history in itself but a lot of -- at the end of th
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